What Happened on August 28, 1981

Historical Events

  • National Centers for Disease Control announces high incidence of Pneumocystis & Kaposi's sarcoma in gay men

Sports History

Sebastian Coe of UK sets 1-mi record of 3:47.33 (since broken)

Famous Birthdays

  • Agata Wróbel, Polish weightlifter, born in Żywiec, Poland
  • Daniel Gygax, Swiss footballer, born in Zürich, Switzerland
  • Martin Erat, Czech hockey player, born in Třebíč, Czechoslovakia
  • Raphael Matos, Brazilian racing driver, born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • Vaggelis Moras, Greek footballer, born in Larissa, Greece

Famous Deaths

  • Béla Guttmann, Hungarian soccer midfielder (4 caps; MTK Hungária, Hakoah Wien) and coach (Benfica, AC Milan, FC Porto; Hungary, Austria, Netherlands, Italy, Brazil, Uruguay, Portugal), dies at 82
  • Guy Stevens, British record company executive (Sue; Island), band manager (Mott the Hoople; Procol Harum), and record producer (The Clash - London Calling), dies from an overdose of anti-alcohol medication at 38
  • Paul Anspach, Belgian fencer (Olympic gold individual epée, team epée 1912), dies at 99
1981 Highlights

About August 28, 1981

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo

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